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How to reset an auto_increment column to 0 using phpMyAdmin?

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I am using phpMyAdmin v. 2.7.0 and I have a column which uses auto_increment.  I've been testing some php functionality and now the auto_incrament column is up to 20000+.  I'd like to restart the numbering back to 0...is this possible?

Any help would be much appreciated.  Thanks.

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truncate the table... I don't believe there is any other way, as altering it would possibly create duplicate primary keys
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rename the old one, create a new table...
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Good to know.  Thank you to both of you for your insight...easy points.
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